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15 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

Gender Equality Summit 2014

The 2014 Gender Equality Summit is happening at Monash University, Caulfield campus, on Tuesday 29th April.    The summit welcomes senior secondary students from across Victoria to come together and discuss the issues of gender inequality around the world, via a series of workshops, debates and discussion groups.  The day will also be a fantastic networking opportunity to meet like-minded peers and mentors.

Sallie Geary,  Rena Ou Yang,  Mattea Mrkusic and Cassandra Prigg have all done so much to make this year’s Gender Equality Summit possible and below they share with us what gender equality means to them.

Sallie Geary


UN Youth Victoria Gender Equality Summit

 If you’d asked me six months ago what my involvement with UN Youth was, I would have told you that ‘I’m just a misc facilitator’.

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11 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

Top tips to gaining a career in the development sector

This article was written by UNICEF Australia Communications Officer, Bohdana Szydlik, and originally appeared on the UNICEF Australia website on December 31, 2013.

It’s the question I get asked at every social event; “so… how did you get that job?” It’s a tricky one to answer because, as you might imagine, there’s no straightforward path so I asked my colleagues at UNICEF Australia to share their tips on gaining a career in the development sector.

Network, Network, Network!

Networking is key according to UNICEF Australia’s communications director Tim O’Connor. Go to UNAA Young Professionals events , join Young UN Women or attend events for not-for-profits in your city. Many organisations offer structured internship programs.

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6 April 2014 - By UN Youth Australia

We’re looking for a National Partnerships Coordinator

UN Youth Australia are looking for an outstanding young person, aged between 18 and 24, to join our national team as the next Partnerships Coordinator. It is a volunteer position and can be based anywhere in Australia.

As Partnerships Coordinator you will be the main assistant to our National Finance Director, taking key responsibility for the formation, maintenance and extension of sponsorship for UN Youth Australia. You will play a key role seeking large corporate partners for UN Youth Australia, and working with our event management teams to develop effective sponsorship strategies for our flagship events.

This is a rare opportunity to work at the centre of one of Australia’s largest youth networks.

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3 April 2014 - By Emily Chantler

South Australia Conference 2014

From the 14th-16th of March, roughly 90 Year 10-12 students from high schools across South Australia congregated for the  annual SA Conference – a weekend-long UN Youth event run entirely by young people for young people.  The weekend was jam packed with workshops, guest speakers and a Model UN debate to explore the notion of  ’A Global Democracy’. 

Daniel Lyas from Unley High School and Blackfriars Priory School’s Owen Nicholson attended last month’s conference in Adelaide and both agree that the whole weekend was a fantastic opportunity.

 Daniel Lyas – Unley High School

Recently, I was privileged to attend the UN Youth SA Conference in Adelaide.

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27 March 2014 - By Emily Chantler

UN Women Australia NC Youth Delegate Fiona Burke reflects on CSW58

Fiona Burke is the UN Women Australia National Committee’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).  As such, she recently attended CSW58 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

When I told people that I was attending the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) they said that it would be the experience of a lifetime. After spending one incredible week in New York City surrounded by the most wonderfully diverse mix of women all united by the common goal of gender equality I can fully attest to this statement.

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